The 2016 Fall Migration Count has concluded and ran from Sep 20th to Nov 15th with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily. This was the 25th consecutive year of vigilant recording. We thank all the sites’ principle observers and assistants in their daily viewing and reporting, a recognition to Cliff Hansen with organizing the count, and Peter Sherrington in receiving all the data and tirelessly producing the daily updates of the count. A complete analysis and presentation will be forthcoming for this count.
PRESENT COUNT SUMMARY: Blog Date: Nov 15th, Days:
56, Hours: 577, Golden Eagles: 2973, Total Raptors: 3500
DETAILS BLOG: Mount Lorette Raptor Count, 2016 Fall
A research article on DNA analyses of Golden Eagles from three areas in Western America. Peter Sherrington, RMERF, and Sean Rogers, U of C, shared unpublished results from their research on genetics of golden eagle migrants from Alaska. For details please visit the website at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164248
It was a great turn out and about 25 people attended this year. We received a little rain but it wasn’t enough to dampen our spirits, especially with a wonderful rainbow afterwards as a reward. We would like to thank Heinz and Marilyn again for being such organized, attentive, and gracious hosts and to Claire and Joe for all their organizational work, and for bringing food, drink, and bright smiles. Enjoy some photos below. Photo credits Cliff Hanson, David Sweeney
The Mayor’s Environmental Expo on June 8 at Calgary City Hall was a great success with many interested individuals – young and old alike. We loved all the questions. Click the photo for a high resolution version (sufficient to read much of the booth text).
This years 25th anniversary AWA Tower Climb yet again was a great success! See a photo of our booth – volunteering was Heinz Unger, Claire Bourret, not visible: Ruth Morrow and Samantha Kirkpatrick. Click for a larger image…
Casino Fundraiser Sept 14/15th 2015
A huge thanks to the volunteers in helping at the RMERF casino on Monday and Tuesday on behalf of the Board of Directors
Article of interest
Calgary Is Awesome – The Eagle Highway by Tyler Dixon | October 17, 2014
RMERF took part in promoting Eagle awareness and research to students and other participants at this years Mayor’s Environmental Expo at Calgary City hall. Click for detailed view.